Mornings are a great time to incorporate healthy habits. What you do in the morning sets your mood for the day. So why not start the day on a happy note? Whether you were up all night toppled over in pain or woke up to a bloody mess for the third night in a row despite your best effort to avoid it, PCOS can make mornings unpleasant. The best way to have a delightful morning despite an unpleasant night is to make healthy choices.
Create a routine that nourishes your body and mitigate your PCOS symptoms—focus on healthful habits and things that makes you happy. Here’s how I use my morning routine to manage my PCOS.
My PCOS Morning Routine
- Wake Up Around The Same Time Daily & Take My Temperature
Before I get out of bed, I take my waking temperature every morning to track my menstrual cycle. To learn about the method I use to track my cycle, checkout TCOYF.com or read Taking Charge Of Your Fertility.
I wake up every morning around the same time without an alarm because I prefer to gently awaken from a good night sleep rather than a loud alarm disrupting my sleep—which would instantly put me in a bad mood.
Next, I drink a glass of lemon water and check my planner to see what I am doing for the day. I also wait an hour to brush my teeth after drinking lemon water to avoid enamel erosion.
- Nutritious Breakfast
Afterwards, I make healthy breakfast. I usually drink a smoothie first (if I made it the night before) then I eat pancakes or scrambled tofu with potatoes or whatever I’m hungry for that morning. If I’m too lazy to cook, I eat leftover dinner.
- Eat & Laugh
Then I eat breakfast and watch TV. I usually watch funny shows such as The Daily Show, Superstore, Friends, and Baby Daddy because I love laughing. Laughter alleviates pain, reduces stress, and improves the immune system and mood. Next, I take my supplements (Beauty Detox Probiotics and Garden of Life mykind Organics Women’s Once Daily Multi).
- Oral Health
Then I brush my teeth with Oral Essentials Fresh Breath Toothpaste, floss, use my tongue scrapper, and rinse my mouth with Oral Essentials Mouthwash for Fresher Breath. All my oral health products are nontoxic to avoid endocrine disruptors and other toxins.
Depending on the day, I do something different after I brush my teeth. If it’s a school day, I get ready for school (i.e. shower, lotion, put on clothes, etc.). If it’s my day off, I usually do something blog related or my homework.
I Don’t Have PCOS. What Can I Add To My Morning Routine?
The same things I have in my morning routine. You don’t need to have PCOS to track your menstrual cycle, drink lemon water, or to cook a healthy meal. Keep your morning routine simple. Focus on a few things that will boost your mood and will keep you energize thorough out the day. Below are some healthy habits to add to your morning routine along with resources to help you get started.
Free Meditation Apps:
Breathe, Headspace, Mindbody Connect, and Omvana.
3. Beauty Routine
5. Dry Brush
6. Gratitude List
8. Read an interesting article or a book.
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